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STATE OF THE UNION
Why do we need a Holy Spirit Revival
in our Churches today?
I have been very burdened about the need for a great awakening! As I read the Revivals of the past, I am convinced that we could see Revival again. A hunger for God and His Word to rule our lives and give us the abundant life Jesus talks about John 10:10. I feel like the Thief is stealing and taking ground he has no business taking.
Don't take offense to what I have written just pray for pastor, evangelist, missionaries and our dear folks in the pews of our churches.
Colossians. 2:8,15,18,22. 3:1-2
We are losing ground, churches closing, churches that can’t get a pastor, Young preachers that want all the benefit but don’t want to live by faith. (Excuses: Well, the Lord has told me to take care of my family! - I thought the Lord does that. I guess if the ministry was easy we would be flooded with preachers. What about all the so-called preachers just sitting in a church and not fulfilling their calling.
Philosophy of Men vs Biblical Christianity
(What man thinks). (What God thinks)
1. The Lost are influencing Christianity
Atheism - The fool hath said in his heart there is no God. Ps 14:1
Agnostics - There may be a God but he has taken his hand of things
Humanist - We determine our own destiny. Scotland Lady
Critics of Christianity - They hate what the Christian stand for….
Abortion, Alcoholic beverages, Climate change, Dancing, Movies, Gambling
2. Professing Christians are influencing Christianity
False Doctrine - Cults, Churches that have a works salvation
Modernism - The Bible contains the word of God, but not all of it. PEN KNIFE
Compromise - We don’t need to stand against sins
Salvation - Lifestyle and or Confrontational Evangelism
Saying you believe it but don’t practice it
Tithing/offerings - Awe, that’s Old Testament
people are not sharing their faith (Testimony)
to those in need.
3. Churches are very fragile and even weak -
ICHABOD - The glory is departed. I Sam 4:21
Wanting it your way
No leadership - Pastor wont’t take a stand or if he does he will be replaced.
Because Churches Split or Were started in rebellion.
4. Lack of Pastors and Churches
Some cities with 100k people and no gospel witness.
Some churches have gone bad or closed where there was a witness.
5. No discipleship - Matthew 28:20
NO Training Center:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.
No teaching the principles of God’s Word so people know what they believe.
6. Reasons why Churches are not growing
Signs of the times - Excuses
Lazy Christianity- To busy
NO Missions emphasis,
NO Prayer meetings
Men & Women Prayer meetings
7. Church with a lack of Commitment
What happen to the Lord’s day?
Sunday AM is enough
Will not join
Won’t witness or doesn’t know how
Afraid to offend
Giving in to mediocrity -Awe, someone else will do it, I’ve never been called,
NO Tithing - some are so far in debt they don’t think they can. Mal 3:10 -
NO Missions giving
Pastor has to be Bi-Vocational because folks won’t give.
8. Missionaries not teaching their churches to be Indigenous.
Some are just pastors not missionaries - these are not third world countries
Lost their vision - killing time between Sundays
Blaming the culture
Will not help and assist other missionaries
Often critical of each other - especially if they are being out done.
Missionaries using other missionaries to build their work and not wanting
to send them out to start other churches.
We need a GREAT AWAKENING in our PULPITS and our PEWS!
Keep looking up
Dr. Dan Knickerbocker
May this trial in our Nation turn hearts to Jesus!
4 -R'S OF SALVATION
R - REALIZE YOU ARE LOST IN YOUR SIN AND NEED A SAVIOUR
R - REPENT OF YOUR SIN, TELL HIM YOUR SORRY
R - RECEIVE THE LORD JESUS INTO YOUR HEART BY FAITH.
R - REJOICE THAT YOU ARE FORGIVEN AND YOUR NAME IS WRITTEN IN HEAVEN
April / May 2021
This new year has started with a real move of God in the
lives of those I have been privileged to preach to.
Things that happened in April
We had a great meeting in Prince George, VA with Faith Baptist
Church. Pastor Brinson. There was a great spirit one young lady got assurance of her salvation, a number of folks were at the altar, you could tell folks were prepared and wanted it to continue. A very good meeting in Chesapeake, Va with Pastor Godfrey. My Brother Pete and
I did some knocking doors and were able to lead a young lady that had attempted suicide, she cried as she accepted Christ and was so thankful for us coming by. One lady name Dorothy came to the revival and has come back because her church doesn't have Sunday evening services.
I had the joy of preaching for Crown Grad Kelly Darnell at Diamond springs Baptist in Virginia Beach, VA, a great spirit and a number came forward and thanked me for the messages. Had the opportunity to preach ON-LINE for Pastor Smith on Mother's Day He got covid and is in he hospital (critical). Please pray!
I preached on the Great Woman out of 2 Kings 4
Great Woman v8
Perceptive Woman v9
Spiritual Women v9
Unselfish Women v10
Content Women v13
Devoted Mother v20
Full of faith Mother v23
Consecrated Mother v24
Submissive Wife v26
Persistent Mother v30
Thankful Mother v37
We are in Vermont looking forward to preaching to the men on Anne speaking to the women Saturday and the church, Sunday - Wednesday!
Safety on the road
We left Texas and put on 1200 miles and when we got to our daughters, I was starting the van it was dead, the starter had stopped working. All the times we could have gotten stuck on the Road the Lord took care of us.
Love and thanksgiving, Dan & Anne Marie
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Ps 85:6,12. Is it possible? - With God all things are possible Mark 10:27
An Evangelist son, who is a preacher, told me, “America will never see a national revival”. IS HE GOD? I get a little tired of the conclusions men come up with. God’s Word is the only Authority! Our nation is in Anarchy, Our churches are in Apathy, Our God is wanting an Awakening!
Americas is ripe for a great awakening.
THOU HAST….. - in the Past v1-4
Been favourable v1
Forgiven the iniquity v2
Taken away all thy wrath v3
Turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger v3
Turned us, O God, v4
80:3 Turn us again, O God
WILT THOU…. v5-6 in the Present v5-6
Be angry with us forever? v5
Draw out thy anger to all generations v5
Not revive us again that thy people may rejoice in thee v6
YEA, THE LORD SHALL…..v 7-13 in the Future v12
Show us his mercy v7
Grant us thy salvation v7
Speak peace unto his people v8 but let not them turn back to folly v8
That glory may dwell in our land v9
Mercy and truth / righteousness and peace v10
Give that which is good and our land shall yield her increase v12
Set us in the way of his steps v13
G.Campbell Morgan - REVIVAL cannot be organized, but we can set our sails to catch the wind from heaven when God chooses to blow on his people once again!
Vance Havner - REVIVAL is the church falling involve with Jesus all over again
Andrew Murray - REVIVAL is casting our the spirit of Worldliness, making God’s love triumphant in the heart.
James McQuilkin - If God has visited his people before , He can and will do it again!
Quotes from The Baptist Vision Mar/Apr 2009